Preserved in all its Soviet glory
Tuesday, 25 December 2012 09:10

IVANOVKA, Azerbaijan, is home to the last Soviet collective farm and a group of dissident Christians called the Molokans, who were forced out of Russia by Catherine the Great

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this video incorrectly stated that Catherine the Great reigned in the nineteenth century, rather than in the eighteenth century

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Italy's PM Monti to reveal plans
Sunday, 23 December 2012 06:53
Mario Monti (21 Dec 2012)Mr Monti has described his 13 months in office as difficult and fascinating

Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti is due to reveal whether he intends to run for office in elections called for February.

Mr Monti, brought in last year to form a technocratic government, stepped down...

 
Norway minister's EU exit warning
Sunday, 23 December 2012 05:59
Norway minister's EU exit warningMr Eide said Norway had 'limited scope for influence' in EU decision-making

Norway's foreign minister has urged the UK to assess the advantages of staying in the European Union, rather than consider leaving.

Norway is not an EU member but has access to the single market. UK...

 
Russia angered over UN helicopter
Saturday, 22 December 2012 13:08
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Russia has urged South Sudan to identify and punish those responsible for shooting down a UN helicopter and killing its four Russian crew.

The helicopter was apparently shot down on Friday while on a reconnaissance mission in eastern Jonglei state.

The UN strongly condemned the...

 
Pope Benedict pardons ex-butler
Saturday, 22 December 2012 12:51
Pope Benedict pardons ex-butlerThe Pope informed Gabriele of his decision in person

Pope Benedict XVI has pardoned his former butler, Paolo Gabriele, who is serving an 18-month jail sentence for stealing confidential papers.

The Pope visited Gabriele in prison to personally inform him of the decision, the Vatican...

 
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